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Colvocoresses family papers


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Colvocoresses, George Musalas, 1816-1872

Colvocoresses, George Partridge, 1847-1932

Colvocoresses, Harold, 1880-1965

Colvocoresses, Harold Lee, 1913-1979

Colvocoresses, Harold Lee, 1950-

Colvocoresses family collection

Champlin family

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Colvocoresses family papers, 1861-1996 | Litchfield Historical Society

By Leith Johnson

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Title: Colvocoresses family papers, 1861-1996Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Primary Creator: Colvocoresses, Harold L.

Extent: 1.0 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 08/01/1996. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Banks and banking, Champlin family, Colvocoresses, Alden P., 1918-, Colvocoresses, George P. (George Partridge), 1847-1932, Colvocoresses family, Litchfield (Conn.), Litchfield Light Horse, Merchants - Connecticut - Litchfield

Forms of Material: Billheads, Correspondence, Ephemera, Financial records, Invitations, Photographs, Receipts, Speeches

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The papers of the Colvocoresses family, consisting of correspondence; genealogical materials; clippings; advertisements and other materials related to local businesses; memoirs of Alden P. Colvocoresses; records relating to the Connecticut Home Guard (1917) and Litchfield Light Horse (1957); speeches of Adm. George P. Colvocoresses (1916-1925); cutout letters that spell "Colvocoresses"; Christmas cards;  and news clippings, notes, photographs relating to the Champlin family; notes on Alexander C. Liggett by Harold L. Colvocoresses in Nov 2013; a bill from W.J. Bissell to George Colcocoresses for paint, glass and labor dated 30 June 1879; letters to Minnie D. Colvocoresses; 1914 Litchfield Cemetery Company letter to Mrs. George P. Colvocoresses about corner stones and Theodore E. Baldwin lot.

Subject/Index Terms

Banks and banking
Champlin family
Colvocoresses, Alden P., 1918-
Colvocoresses, George P. (George Partridge), 1847-1932
Colvocoresses family
Litchfield (Conn.)
Litchfield Light Horse
Merchants - Connecticut - Litchfield

Administrative Information

Repository: Litchfield Historical Society

Accruals: This collection includes the following gifts from Harold Colvocoresses: 1996-16-0, 1998-21-0, 1999-16-0, 2001-07-0, 2002-76-0, 2006-02-0, 2006-45-0; 2009-116-0; 2010-103-0; 2010-368-0; 2013-105-0; 2013-138-0; 2014-34-0; 2015-06-0; 2015-15-0; 2015-47-0; 2015-57-0; 2015-68-0; 2015-81-0.  Gift of George P. Colvocoresses in 1917 - 1917-24-0 consists of 2 Mexican currency notes.

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Copyright has been transferred to the Litchfield Historical Society for materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Acquisition Source: Harold L. Colvocoresses

Acquisition Method: Gift

Separated Materials:

Book - The Story of Engineering by James Kip Finch. Published by Anchor books, 1960. Inscribed to The Colvocoresses, Sep 7, 1960 and signed Kip. Shelved in Library collection - REFERENCE TA15/F57/1960.

Photographs of Marjorie Champlin and her son John D. Champlin are shelved in aisle18B: Oversize Box 2.

Original/Copies Note: For more information please see http://www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org.

Related Materials: Research file - Colvocoresses.      Jones and Kilbourn families papers including Series 2: Photographs. An album inscribed "Eva F. Colvocoresses, Dec. 25, 1872"  currently housed in Aisle 3A: Box 5.          Litchfield Historical Society Photograph collection Series 2: Photographic portraits - Folders 66, 67 & 126.

Related Publications: Library collection - REFERENCE Q115.C65 - "Four years in the government exploring expedition commanded by Captain Charles Wilkes" by George M. Colvocoresses.

Preferred Citation: Colvocoresses family papers (1996-16-0), Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, P.O. Box 385, 7 South Street, Litchfield, Connecticut, 06759

Finding Aid Revision History: Revised in November 2015.

Other Note: This collection was processed with support from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Colvocoresses, George Musalas, 1816-1872],
[Series 2: Colvocoresses, George Partridge, 1847-1932],
[Series 3: Colvocoresses, Harold, 1880-1965],
[Series 4: Colvocoresses, Harold Lee, 1913-1979],
[Series 5: Colvocoresses, Harold Lee, 1950-],
[Series 6: Colvocoresses family collection],
[Series 7: Champlin family],

Series 2: Colvocoresses, George Partridge, 1847-1932Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Speeches, 1899-1925Add to your cart.
Speeches given by George P. Colvocoresses, arranged chronologically.
Folder 1: Thomas Rutherford Trowbridge, 1899 Jan 26Add to your cart.
Folder 2: The Old Carronade, 1899 Nov 10Add to your cart.
Speech given at presentation of carronade to Litchfield Historical Society.
Folder 3: Address at the ceremonies at the unveiling of the memorial window to Admiral David D. Porter, U.S. Navy, 1908 Feb1Add to your cart.
A section in the  printed program for ceremonies in the new chapel at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland.
Folder 4: Preparation for national defense, 1916 Oct 13Add to your cart.
Paper read before the Men's Forum.
Folder 5: Fourth of July, 1917 Jul 4Add to your cart.
Independence Day address, Litchfield.
Folder 6: Warren Gamaliel Harding, 1923 Aug 10Add to your cart.
Remarks delivered at Litchfield and Torrington on the death of President Harding,
Folder 7: The strangers within out gates, 1924 Aug 13Add to your cart.
Read before the  Daughters of the American Revolution at the house of Mr. Fredk. Deming.
Folder 8: [Memorial Day speech], 1924 MayAdd to your cart.
Includes a letter from The Torrington Register thanking Admiral Colvocoresses for permitting the paper to reprint the text of his speech.
Folder 9: Camp Dutton, 1925 July 5Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Speech delivered at the 60th Reunion of the 2nd Conn. Heavy Artillery, 1925 Sep 11Add to your cart.
Sixtieth reunion of the regiment at Litchfield, Connecticut.
Sub-Series 2: Invoices and correspondenceAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: Biographies and family historyAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: A sketch of the Colvocoresses Family, 1902Add to your cart.
Published by Harold L. Colvocoresses in November 1999, his cover note indicates that it was probably typed by Katrine Colvocoresses Laban. Includes some handwritten notes by John Denison Champlin. The title page states that it was by George Partridge Colvocoresses, written on board the U.S.." Lancaster" at Port Royal, South Carolina, A.D. 1902.
Folder 2: Colvocoresses Day list of subscribers, 1899 Nov 10Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Rear-Admiral George Partridge Colvocoresses, 1938Add to your cart.
Biography published in Waterbury Republican/Waterbury American with a note by his son Harold in 1949.
Sub-Series 4: Printed materialsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Mexican currency, 1917Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Sweet peasAdd to your cart.
"Sweet Peas: an idyl of memory, love, and hope" is a poem with photographs by L.H.M. On the title page is written "G.P. Colvocoresses from Mrs. C.W. Hinsdale".
Folder 3: Proceedings of the 55th annual reunion of the 2nd Conn. Volunteers Heavy Artillery, 1920 Sep 11Add to your cart.
Photocopy of a printed booklet.
Sub-Series 5: Colvocoresses, Mary DwightAdd to your cart.
Papers of Mary (Minnie) Dwight Baldwin Colvocoresses (Mrs. George P.).
Folder 1: Letters to Mary Dwight Baldwin Colvocoresses, 1903-1914Add to your cart.
Two letters from friend E. A. Whiting; also a letter from Edgar B. Van Winkle for the Litchfield Cemetery Company regarding the Theodore E. Baldwin lot in the Litchfield Cemetery with description of the markers and lot layout.
Folder 2: Reports and newspaper clippings, 1914-1926Add to your cart.
Report on 1914 Red Cross meeting; newspapers clippings of letters and reports written to newspapers by Mary D. Colvocoresses.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Colvocoresses, George Musalas, 1816-1872],
[Series 2: Colvocoresses, George Partridge, 1847-1932],
[Series 3: Colvocoresses, Harold, 1880-1965],
[Series 4: Colvocoresses, Harold Lee, 1913-1979],
[Series 5: Colvocoresses, Harold Lee, 1950-],
[Series 6: Colvocoresses family collection],
[Series 7: Champlin family],

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